still: #writephoto prompt

Thank you Sue!

Imagine this

Imagine your mind is a calm pond 
still waters, beautiful reflections 
needing no one but itself 
to sustain the life it holds. 

Imagine your life is a calm pond 
still waters, full of life 
holding each creature in safety 
providing everything it needs to survive.  

Imagine the world is a calm pond 
still waters, hiding, protecting, securing 
the life it holds so close 
for everyone to enjoy.  

©2020 CBialczak

Thursday Photo Prompt: Keep #writephoto

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They tried to keep it secret  
They tried to keep her safe  
She was a lovely lady  
She’s sometimes called a waif.  
Up in the tower hidden  
with no one there to call  
She dreamed about her savior  
climbing the stone wall.  
To her dismay it never  
Came to be her fate  
She never got to see him  
The Prince, he was her date.  
He tried to find his lady  
in every hidden place.  
He never found his lady  
Not in this stony place.  
Both they died together  
in places alone, they died  
They never got to meet  
Even though the Prince had tried. 

©2020 C Bialczak 


Fume: #writephoto

Through the trees we could see the thick smoke billowing up from what we believed was the medical camp. The lights from the camp illuminated the smoke, giving it an eerie glow that faded to gold as it moved farther from the source. We knew it would not be long before all that was left was a smoldering camp of burning ash, left to consume itself. The fire, started by faulty equipment in the medics’ quarters, had been burning now for over 24 hours, leaving not only the smoke as a reminder, but also the fumes, which left a strong smell of medical materials burning under the intense heat. We didn’t know if everyone had gotten out; it wouldn’t be known until after the fire extinguished itself. For now we sat and stared, knowing that so much has been lost, much aid that can not be replaced.